Professor Peter Pfeiffer leave Mercedes-Benz
Professor Peter Pfeiffer at Daimler-Benz group of forty years, and a decade later he became head of the “design cars and NFZ” Department (Passenger Car and Commercial Vehicle Design). After the good years of service, the chief designer of the Stuttgart car manufacturer will humbly retire this year, at the age of 65.
He will succeed Gorden Wagener, the current Head of the Department of Strategic Advanced Design and Director of the Mercedes-design studios in California and Japan.
Under the eyes of Pfeiffer, the design of Mercedes grew enormously to a respectable brand, says Dr. Thomas Weber, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler management. Pfeiffer, the much praised for the sophisticated-looking vehicles from Mercedes in recent times had penned some of the most important cars running on the success of the brand. These include the S-Class, the CL coupe, the new C-Class, the new SL sports car, the SUV (F, M and G-Class) family, the Maybach luxury sedan, the Smart Fortwo city car, and many more . He is also the current President of the German Design Council.
In short, his designs have always combined continuity, creativity, tradition and modern elements in their cars. Thanks to him, a Mercedes-Benz is always recognizable as a Mercedes-Benz.